Thursday, February 05, 2009

Corned Beef Pastrami Maven Dies at Age of 90

Today in the International Herald Tribune was an announcement that would surely have foodies everywhere hold their heads down in a moment of silence.

Milton Parker, the longtime owner of the famous Carnegie Deli renowned for its gargantuan pastrami, tongue and chopped liver sandwiches, has died. He was 90.

Parker, whose business card said Milton Parker CPM — for Corned Beef and Pastrami Maven — died Friday of respiratory problems, said his daughter, Marian Levine.

His family says nothing will change at the legendary Theater District deli where Woody Allen filmed scenes in "Broadway Danny Rose."

Parker's son-in-law, Sanford Levine, told the Daily News: "It's the food, the communal tables, the menu. That's not going to change."

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